Sydney lockdown: takeaway & delivery

29th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Here we go again. As we recently outlined in our article about the Melbourne hospitality industry, the impact of a city-wide lockdown can have devastating consequences on local restaurants, bars and cafes. These effects aren’t just in the immediate term; it can take businesses weeks or even months to get back on track after a lockdown ends. For many venues who are still recovering from previous lockdowns and restrictions, this latest nationwide COVID outbreak is just one more blow they can ill afford.

While takeaway “pivots” might not fully recoup losses from the lack of dine-in patrons, they can help businesses to keep their heads above water, as well as keeping people employed. Below, we’ve shared a list of just some of the many Sydney venues that are offering takeaway and delivery services during this latest lockdown period. So if you’re in Sydney and you’re feeling hungry, why not show a local business your support and order one of these tempting tasties? Or check out your own favourite local eatery’s website to see what’s on offer. Support local, feel good and eat amazing food – you can’t lose.

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Alibi Bar & Kitchen

Alibi Bar & Kitchen will offer its full plant-based “Dirty Greens” bar menu for takeaway and delivery 7 days a week from midday to 10pm, in addition to a plant-based high tea takeaway for two. Menu highlights include the Alternative Meat Co cheeseburger, fysh and chips, mac ‘n’ “cheese” balls, kelp noodle cacio e pepe and jalapeno loaded fries.

For more info or to order, go to alibibar.com

Avi’s at The Bank

The Bank in Newtown is opening up its King Street front windows and serving up delicious Turkish-inspired dishes for pick-up from its courtyard eatery, Avi’s. Think house-made dips, falafels, fried kofta, pides, fried chicken pita, lamb burgers and more. Every order also receives a curated playlist to bring the psychedelic sounds of Avi’s into your living room. Available Wednesday to Friday, 5pm to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 12pm to 9pm.

For menu info, click here, or to order, go to mryum.com/avis

Bel & Brio

Bel & Brio is delivering its full menu of delicious Italian favourites and drinks across Sydney. Menu highlights include tagliatelle bolognese, crab spaghetti, slow-cooked lamb shoulder and a range of Italian woodfired pizzas and sides. You can order online, or download the Bel & Brio app for iOS or Android. Bel & Brio has also collaborated with Uber Eats, Deliveroo, DoorDash and soon Menulog for all online deliveries to the Greater Sydney region.

For more info, head to belandbrio.com.au

Berempah

Malaysian/Asian restaurant Berempah Willoughby will be open for takeaway and delivery from Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm to 9:30pm. Try one of the chef’s special fusion dishes, like sizzling backstrap lamb with figs and chilli jam, or slow-cooked lamb shank panang curry.

For more info or to order, go to berempahmalaysian.com.au

Bitton Gourmet

Bitton in Alexandria and Rose Bay will be offering its full a la carte menu for takeaway every day from 7am to 4pm, with ready meals, coffee, wine and gourmet food products also available. If you haven’t tried Bitton’s inspired French-Australian yet, now’s the ideal time.

For more info or to order, go to bittongourmet.com.au

Chiswick

Chiswick Woollahra is serving up its Chiswick at home menu, designed to bring much-loved favourites to home dining rooms in Sydney from Tuesday to Sunday. Menu highlights include wood-fired flatbread with herb and garlic oil; roasted whole Bannockburn chicken with Brussels sprouts and wild rice stuffing; and bake-at-home strawberry apple crumble. Chiswick has also introduced new pescatarian and vegetarian bake-at-home specials, including a fish or spinach, preserved lemon and feta filo pie, available in limited numbers to order ahead and collect in-venue on Saturdays.

For more info or to order, go to chiswickwoollahra.com

Dimitri’s Pizzeria

Dimitri’s is offering online orders of the popular Darlinghurst venue’s woodfired pizzas, artisan pastas, salads, tasting plates, craft beers and natural wines. You can get your order delivered, or pick it up from Dimitri’s Oxford Street location.

For more info or to order, go to dimitrispizzeria.com

Drake Eatery

Drake-away is back! Drake Eatery in Bondi will be offering its full menu, takeaway wine and cocktails from its Curlewis Street window. A selection of lockdown specials will also be on offer throughout the week, and the menu will be updated daily.

For more info or to order, go to drakeeatery.com.au

Efendy

Balmain’s Efendy has brought back its soup and pide cart, serving free lentil soup and pide bread from 4pm daily, for as long as stock allows. The cart, first launched during the initial wave of lockdowns in 2020, is designed to feed those in the local community doing it tough, support staff by keeping them in work and provide free meals to hospitality workers. An honesty box is in place for gold coin donations from those who can help. Efendy also has a Turkish feast available for takeaway daily from 4 to 9pm, with homemade Turkish bread, dips, mixed meat and vegetable pides and baklava. Additionally, Efendy is offering a range of wine, beers, raki and non-alcoholic beverages.

For more info or to order, go to efendy.com.au

Hats at Home: Monopole, Cirrus & Yellow

Bentley Group restaurants Monopole, Cirrus and Yellow have re-introduced their “Hats at Home” offering, allowing Sydneysiders to enjoy ready-made meals of restaurant quality in the comfort of their own homes Wednesday to Sunday. Each restaurant will have one option to choose from per week, all of which are designed for two and come almost ready to eat; there’s just a few final touches. Bentley Group co-owner Nick Hildebrandt has curated a selection of wines to match if you feel like a luxe addition, or you could go for freshly-shucked oysters or the group’s signature celebration cake.

All meals can be ordered via bentleygroupathome.com

Hunter St. Hospitality @ Home

Hunter St. Hospitality restaurants Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple and Saké Restaurant & Bar are rolling out delivery and click-and-collect services in Sydney for customers to enjoy premium restaurant meals in the comfort of their home. Driven to accommodate Sydneysiders’ appetites for takeaway during the continued lockdown and the desire to bring as many staff back to work as possible, the three services will see around 35 team members working across the CBD and Double Bay restaurants while NSW restrictions continue. Rockpool @ Home, Rockpool Bar & Grill’s inaugural takeaway service, is available Wednesday to Saturday, with orders taken via Providoor. Spice Temple @ Home has also launched, ready for delivery and pick-up to commence from Thursday, July 22. You can place your order here. Saké Double Bay has led Hunter St. Hospitality’s takeaway drive for the past 16 months, with its Saké @ Home pick-up service attracting droves of Eastern Suburbs diners. You can place your order here.

Kepos Street Kitchen

Kepos Street Kitchen is currently offering takeaway with made-to-order breakfast and lunch from 8am to 3pm, 7 days a week. Alongside the takeaway menu, the deli fridge will be stocked with Kepos favourites, including hummus, eggplant dip, shakshuka sauce, marinated chickens and vegetarian moussaka.

For more info or to order, go to keposstreetkitchen.com

NOMAD

NOMAD is offering its NOMAD At Home takeaway packs for two, available Monday to Saturday until sold out. The menu is updated daily, pending produce available, and released via Instagram and the restaurant’s newsletter each morning. Limited packs available, so it’s first come, first served. Wines from the cellar are also available for purchase upon pick-up. Pre-order up to one day in advance, with pick-up available from 12-5pm Monday-Saturday.

For more info or to order, go to nomad.sydney

Mr Niland at Home

Acclaimed chef Josh Niland’s lockdown offering returns. Each day, the team at Fish Butchery will be preparing a different and delicious meal that will be available for takeaway. The meals all serve four, and come with everything you need, including instructions. The perfect way to treat a family that’s climbing the walls with cabin fever.

To check out the day’s offering and to order, head to fishbutchery.com.au

North Bondi Nami

North Bondi Nami (which has popped-up at North Bondi Fish for winter) is offering an abridged takeaway menu of warming meals and snacks, including Tonkotsu ramen, daily market sashimi, gyoza and soba noodle salads as well as a “Nami Package” (prawn gyoza, two ramen dishes and one 500ml Big Mood Cocktail) for $88. 

For more info or to order, go to northbondinami.com

O’Nikki

Run by head chef Nick Georgopoulos and located in Miranda in Sydney’s south, family-owned cafe O’Nikki has just celebrated its first birthday. O’Nikki boasts a Mediterranean-inspired menu and every dish is made with fresh, quality ingredients. They’re currently open for takeaway from Monday to Friday, 6am to 2.30pm and Saturday, 7am to 2.30pm.

For more info, head to onikki.com.au. To place an order, call 8519 5609.

PARX Coffee House

Serving up all-day breakfasts, tasty lunches and delicious desserts in in the western Sydney suburb of Abbotsbury, PARX prides itself on providing quality food and coffee alongside exceptional customer service. The venue is trading as normal, but for takeaway only.

For more info, head to parxcoffeehouse.com.au

Post Cafe

The Post Cafe wants to preserve and celebrate the heritage of the Marrickville Post Office building, which first opened in 1891. Operating since 1999, the cafe serves up some truly Insta-worthy food along with great coffee and lots of smiles. Open from Monday to Sunday, it’s the perfect lockdown treat for inner west residents.

For more info, head to postcafe2204.com.au

Preach Cafe

Preach Cafe is shaking up the Bondi Beach cafe scene. The Campbell Parade cafe serves up Lebanese-inspired meals with vegan, gluten-free and meat options, and was just recently voted the best cafe in Sydney’s east in the 2021 delicious. local cafe competition. They’re now open for takeaway for breakfast and lunch.

For more info, head to preachcafe.com

Public House Petersham

The sun-drenched courtyard might be closed but PHP’s love affair with woodfired pizzas and natural wines doesn’t stop. Order natural wines, craft beers and bottled cocktails for pick-up from the pop-up bottle shop and collect some famous PHP pizzas while you’re at it. Available Wednesday to Friday, 5pm to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 1pm to 9pm.

For menu info, click here, or to order, go to mryum.com/php

Single O

Single O is serving up a limited takeaway menu via its Surry Hills cafe all week, including plant-based favourites such as spiced cauliflower with rye toast, macadamia butter, coconut labneh and native furikake; and fried eggplant katsu roll with lettuce, bush tomato sauce and vegan mayo. Takeaway coffee, hot chocolate, chai and homebrew bundles, including their pre-filled drip coffee bag “parachutes”, are also available.

For more info or to order, go to singleo.com.au

South Eveleigh

Selected restaurants at Sydney’s newest dining destination, South Eveleigh, are remaining open during lockdown and offering pick-up and takeaway.

Bekya

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Bekya is offering Egyptian takeaway for pick-up or delivery. Hero menu items include breakfast wraps, shawarma wraps, halloumi wraps, falafel and vegetarian plates.
For more info or to order, go to bekya.com.au

North’s Sandwiches

Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm, North’s Sandwiches is offering gourmet sandwiches along with burgers and healthy salads.
For more info or to order, go to northsandwiches.com.au

Pepper Seeds Thai

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Pepper Seed Thai is available via pick up or delivery. Hero menu items include massaman lamb shank curry, and salt and pepper squid and prawns.
For more info or to order, go to pepperseeds.com.au

Sushi Hon

Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, Sushi Hon is available via pick up or delivery. Hero menu items include sushi, udon, sashimi and donburi.
For more info or to order, go to sushihon.com.au

Yoho Loco

Open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 4pm, locals can get their early coffee fix. Serving ONA coffee, Yoho Loco is also offering a range of bagels, toasted sandwiches and salad bowls. Available for pick up or delivery via Hey You.

Spice Alley

Kensington Street’s Spice Alley venues will be open for takeaway and delivery from 11am to 9pm every day. Choose from seven different Asian cuisines – Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Indonesian. Pick your favourite or mix and match.

For more info or to order, go to spicealley.com.au

Stix

Stix in Marrickville is offering a limited menu for takeaway from 8:30am. This farm-to-plate eatery is super sustainable, and Stix Farm – which produces rare-breed pigs, free-range chickens and organic vegies – supplies seasonal produce for the Stix kitchens.

For more info or to order, go to stix.com.au

Three Blue Ducks Bronte

Three Blue Ducks has launched new “Weekend Feast” boxes for $75, serving two, which are prepped and ready for pick up from the Bronte cafe to finish at home. Meat, pescatarian and vegetarian variants available (including highlights such as roasted cauliflower with labneh, pickled grapes, hazelnut, herbs and sumac; Provenir beef short rib massaman curry with potatoes, peanuts, bean shoot salad and coconut rice; and Mark LaBrooy’s tiramisu with savoiardi biscuits, Brookie’s Mac, mascarpone and chocolate shavings to finish). This is in addition to a range of rotating breakfast items which will be available to take away on weekends. Three Blue Ducks is open 7 days a week from 7am.

For more info or to order, go to threeblueducks.com

Two Good Co.

Social enterprise Two Good Co. will continue providing much-needed meals for shelters during lockdown, feeding women with lived experience of domestic violence and homelessness. With the Two Good “eat one, treat one” model, for every meal purchased, the catering service gives a meal to a local women’s refuge for domestic violence survivors.

Find out more and support a good cause by ordering food at twogood.com.au

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